Experience the world in a day, with Auckland Council's International Cultural Festival.
Enjoy delicious food, live performances and one-off experiences. Don't miss the chance to take part in a range of activities including a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony and sample delicious food like Turkish Swarma (stuffed fig leaves)!
Come join us and dance, eat and experience your way around the globe.
Tastes of the World - Spoil your taste buds with Greek souvlaki, Hungarian flatbread or delicious Spanish paella. Wash it all down with some Ethiopian sweet-brewed black coffee.
The Sounds of Indonesia - back by popular demand - Enjoy the soft sounds of the Auckland Gamelan Orchestra playing traditional Indonesian instruments and the amazing Wayang Shadow Puppets who will come to life through the telling of age-old Indonesian stories.
Loy Krathong Wishing Stream - Thai Culture NZ brings you a day’s experience from the Kingdom of Thailand. Learn the graceful Thai dances accompanied by traditional instruments and music. Master the art of making Krathongs and have a photo taken in traditional Siamese-era attire with 4 meters worth of material!
Dance to the beat of the drums - Get your hips moving and your feet jumping to the rhythm of the drums from around the world! Our stages will feature the steel drums of Trinidad and Tobago and Japanese culture will come alive with the distinctive beat of the Taiko Drums.
Get active at the sports zone - Our sports zone is back and it’s better than ever! Check out the Annual Cultural Football Tournament or have a go at the world’s most popular martial art - Taekwon-Do! Take part in a game of 4v4 Kiwi League Tag or bring the kids for a fun game of SNAG Golf - an awesome free family activity not to be missed!
For full details on the Auckland International Cultural Festival, visit the website.
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